Law on Prevention and Control of Occupational Diseases

  (1) to set up or designate an institution or organization for occupational health control, and have it manned with full-time or part-time occupational health professionals to be responsible for prevention and control of occupational diseases in the unit;

  (2) to make plans for prevention and control of occupational diseases and programs for their implementation;

  (3) to establish and improve the control system for occupational health and rules for its application;

  (4) to keep files on occupational health and files on monitoring and protecting of the workers' health, and improve the practice;

  (5) to set up and improve the system for monitoring and assessing the factors of occupational disease hazards at the workplace; and

  (6) to make and improve preliminary plans for emergency rescue in accidents caused by occupational disease hazards.

  Article 20 The employer shall have effective facilities for prevention of occupational disease and shall provide individual workers with articles for prevention of occupational diseases.

  The articles for prevention of occupational diseases provided by the employer to individual workers shall meet the requirements for prevention and control of occupational diseases; otherwise, such articles may not be used.

  Article 21 The employer shall give priority to the use of new technologies, new technologies and new materials that are conducive to prevention and control of occupational diseases and to protection of workers' health, in order to gradually replace the technologies, techniques, and materials that produce serious occupational disease hazards.

  Article 22 The employer of a unit where occupational disease hazards are produced shall set up bulletin boards at eye-catching places to publish the rules and regulations for prevention and control of occupational diseases, the rules for their application, emergency rescue measures in accidents caused by occupational disease hazards, and the monitoring results of the factors of occupational disease hazards at the workplace.

  At eye-catching places, alarming signs with warning descriptions in Chinese shall be put up at the operation posts where serious occupational disease hazards are produced. The descriptions shall clearly furnish the categories, consequences and prevention of and the emergency rescue measures for, the occupational disease hazards.

  Article 23 At the workplace with toxic and hazardous substances where acute occupational injuries may occur, the employer shall have such places equipped with alarming devices, first-aid articles and washing equipment, and have emergency exit passages built and necessary risk obviating areas prepared.

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  Source: ACFTU  2014-08-26

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